Big 2016 Electric Vehicle Show Season About To Kick Off At CES This Week

2 years ago by Jay Cole 12

This Isn't Your Dad's CES

This Isn’t Your Dad’s CES

To say we have been waiting for 2016 to roll around for a long time is a big understatement (at least in how it relates to electric vehicles).

BMW Getting Set Up On Sunday

BMW Getting Set Up Sunday Night – With Lots Of i8s and i3s To Showoff At CES (InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

While calendar year 2016 won’t see much in the way of the fabled “second generation” plug-in vehicles actually hitting the road until late in the 2nd half – the cover will be taken off all the next gen production-intent models this year.

Future plans and specs will be revealed on a legion of new plug-ins as the first generation of EVs is now being forced put out to pasture by a handful of confirmed upcoming models, which threaten to make today’s electric vehicles obsolete in the very near future – namely the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, Hyundai Ioniq lineup, 2018 Nissan LEAF and the Tesla Model 3.

Even before the anticipated NAIAS show in Detroit mid-month, and the big Tesla Model 3 reveal in March, is the Consumer Electronics Show happening this week; which, as one can tell by the photo above, is being overrun by automakers’ plug-in technology (and their large advertising budgets).

Despite a couple hiccups in Las Vegas today (which we won’t get into here), InsideEVs own Tom Moloughney is now on site to bring you all the action as it happens.

The 2016 EV news season kicks off with a private Faraday Future concept EV reveal tonight, then from CES itself starting on Tuesday, January 5th for press days, and the production-intent Chevrolet Bolt – hopefully with some official specs on Wednesday (6th) at 4 PM (Eastern).   (CES public show dates run from Wednesday, January 6th through Saturday, January 9th).

Almost Show Time (InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Almost Show Time (InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Faraday Future Kicks Off The 2016 Season With EV Concept Reveal Monday Night

Faraday Future Kicks Off The 2016 Season With EV Concept Reveal Monday Night

Some known EV-related happenings:

 

 

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12 responses to "Big 2016 Electric Vehicle Show Season About To Kick Off At CES This Week"

  1. ffbj says:

    Welcome back my friend to the show that never ends, step inside, step inside…have a good one.

    1. Storky says:

      Here inside the glass
      is a single blade of grass
      Be careful as you pass
      Move along, move along

      1. tom911 says:

        …Come and see the Show!

  2. Todd says:

    Can you add the locations for the public events (or where it will be on display later on) so attendees can know where to be to check everything out firsthand?

  3. kosee says:

    Surprise: Renault announces a 300 mile zoe with supercharger access!

    1. Leaf Owner says:

      That’s funny!

  4. Phr3d says:

    “Go screaming through the valley as another joins the chase..”

    Hella Good!

    (and I’d get a kick from hearing about the hiccups, Tom — later, of course, I’ll presume you’re a bit Bizzy ATM)

  5. jim stack says:

    Yet Tesla and the other real stars of Electric Vehicles don’t bother with CES and common dates. Tesla is a car show all by themselves. They now have 2 100% Electrics, the Fastest Charging in the world and the safest and fastest vehicles with the longest range.
    Just go to a Super Charger and you will see the best car show in the World. The Model 3 will be ready for orders March 2016. I’m going to be on that list.

  6. SJC says:

    Twenty years ago, if you said electric cars would be at CES, people would laugh.